The Saint Louis Shag

March 16, 2008 at 10:03 pm | Posted in Matthew Hurst, Video | 2 Comments
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Last week we wrote about Sock Hops in Saint Louis, and our rich history of dance.  This video from the 1970s shows one of those dances, the St. Louis Shag as performed by a couple of St. Louis’ better performers (at their age at least).  If you don’t dig on the music, skip ahead to about 1:30 into the clip to see this versatile dance being used to an electric bluesy-rock song.  We found a few more examples of this dance, and thanks to loyal reader Lori for the tip.



  1. Yeah! I love it. Back in the day they used to have big competitions between the kids in the dance halls on the South and North sides (and beyond). Crazy old school stuff.

  2. I’d love to learn more about that for sure

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